GWADS 2022

June 22-24, 2022

This vibrant annual event represents news media companies from around the country. Participants attend because of the powerful speaker line-up, the networking time with peers, and the opportunity to meet and get ideas from trusted business partners.

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Connect. Learn. Drive change.

  • Networking, industry trends, professional development
  • Revenue-generating strategies
  • Advanced digital tools
  • Circulation matters, independent contractor management

The Great Western Audience Alliance was formed in 2019 as the union of CWCMA and NICE. GWAA serves newsmedia and subscription companies, along with business partners.

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Participate in GWAA Live

Valuable, current and action-oriented webinars bring you perspectives from a broad range of keynote level speakers, national industry leaders and roundtable peers. Explore and share solutions in audience growth, revenue generation and operational efficiencies. Panels, case studies and interactive Q&A deliver strategic and tactical insights to apply today.


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Collaborate with peers and business partners when you join GWAA. Your membership includes networking and accelerated learning via free webinars, annual conferences and award-winning success stories. Members also get preferred rates at all GWAA sponsored events.

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Get ideas, presentations and best practices, collaborate with talented peers, create new strategies and launch business success.


Find sponsorship levels for any budget. Gain exposure at conferences, webinars and more. Meet with decision makers.


Join GWAA for our annual “Great Western Audience Development Summit with Best of Best and Lifetime Awards, plus seating of New Board.  This is a “Can’t Miss” event.

Become a Member

Your GWAA membership delivers more than you expect. Inspiration. Solutions. Lots of perks — like free webinars, free access to newsletters and award-winning success strategies, networking with some of the most trusted vendors in the business, and leadership and professional development opportunities. All the resources you need in one place.

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Board of Directors

For over 100 years, GWAA has been led by some of the industry’s most respected circulators. Today, the leaders of the Great Western Audience Alliance are still innovating successful strategies to meet the challenges of today’s distribution, digital audience and consumer revenue transformations.

Executive Board

  • President - Maria Ravera, McClatchy Company
  • Immediate Past President - Jim Wall, McClatchy Company
  • Executive Advisor- Troy Niday, Sonoma Media Investments
  • First VP - Dan Fabela, The Seattle Times
  • Second VP - Jaime Foster, Sonoma Media Investments

The officers encourage you to consider joining the board.

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